Reddit Reddit reviews Official Nintendo White Classic Gamecube Controller

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Official Nintendo White Classic Gamecube Controller
Wii-compatible when playing GameCube gamesEight-way D-padTwin analog thumbsticksPackaging Controller is region free and works on any Wii consoleAs with all imported packaging, the package will show “USE IN JAPAN ONLY.” Please note that the product is 100% compatible with all Wii Consoles
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135 Reddit comments about Official Nintendo White Classic Gamecube Controller:

u/rockincellist · 21 pointsr/smashbros

Nintendo re-produced some white GC controllers for use on the Wii in Japan, but some people sell those over here too on Amazon.

u/TorjeSpeedruns · 9 pointsr/norge

En Original Gamecube-kontroller, hvit!

Spesifikt den her:

Fikk den donert til meg da jeg var på SGDQ 2016, før jeg fikk den brukte jeg en svart Smash 4 Gamecube-kontroller.

u/virtigo21125 · 9 pointsr/smashbros
  1. Melee disks will be pretty expensive anywhere you find one unless someone knows of some sort of steal. Running it on an emulator can work if you have a legit gaming rig and a Mayflash adapter for your controller.

  2. Melee runs just fine on a Wii.

  3. Holy hell, ditch that abomination of a controller and please never make me look at that again. This is the go-to controller for smashers to buy, and its price has dropped by almost 50% in the past months, so get it now for sure.

  4. Depending on context, "tech" either is shorthand for technology, which is applied advanced techniques, or is referring to pressing L or R right before hitting the ground from being launched by an attack, causing you to either roll or get up quickly depending on how you hold the control stick.
u/Shifty_Snowman · 8 pointsr/smashbros

Well you can buy this
and have shitty R and L buttons

or spend $50 more on this
and have not shitty R and L buttons and lose because of the reason you stated. So yes this is an issue in the community already. Albeit to a smaller degree, but the fact of the matter is that there is currently different performance controllers for different price ranges.

u/Lier_X_Agerate · 8 pointsr/wiiu

For anyone who wants to pick up a gamecube controller, these have been on sale for a long time now and, honestly, I have been recommending them over the Smash Bros edition since before those even went out of stock. The build quality is a little bit nicer.

u/MyDadCantCount · 8 pointsr/smashbros

What you need to get started playing Melee:

  1. A Nintendo Wii (in case you ever become interested in Project M) available for about $40+ various places on the internet. Try to get the white one as some of the black models does not have slots for Gamecube controllers. Make sure the Wii has the sensor bar, power cables, AV cables, at least 1 wiimote. You also need a Gamecube Memory card so you can save the game. Alternatively if Wii isn't your thing you could purchase a Gamecube bundle like this.

  2. A Wired Official Nintendo Gamecube Controller (negates wireless interference at large tournaments) available from anywhere from about $10+ Used on eBay to about $40 new on Amazon. Let me stress again OFFICIAL Nintendo controller, third parties are generally shoddy and not worth the investment regardless of their price.

  3. A copy of Super Smash Bros Melee, price normally fluctuates from $30-$60 depending on site and demand.

  4. A CRT television. The big ol' chunky ones. These are the only kinds of TV that do not have input delay for Melee. You can find them for free on craigslist or can buy one at a garage sale or thrift store for $5-10 dollars. Make sure it has AV hookups and a remote or a built in button to switch the inputs. Remember to lift with your legs or get a friend to help cause they can be heavy (my main one is 42" and 300lbs).

  5. A Smashboards Account. Everything Smash related can be found there. Character discussions, tourny info, ect...

    Extra suggestions:

  • Find human opponents in your area ASAP. You'll probably lose and lose badly but you learn infinitely more than playing against CPUs. Finding good players who are willing to show you the ropes is key.

  • Watch this and Go Here to learn advanced techniques.

  • Once you get a feel for all the characters choose the one you like best and stick to them as this will help you improve faster. This is the most current Melee tier list, which is basically a power ranking of characters. That said, do not take it too seriously, anyone in S or A tier is generally viable and even those below it are feasible if you put in the time and effort (just look to this subreddit's hero aMSa who consistently puts up amazing results with Yoshi)

  • If you're not having fun you're probably not playing right.

  • I strongly recommend watching The Smash Bros documentary it was created and funded by the community and gives a really in depth look into the history of competitive Melee.

  • If you want to play Project M (the second most popular Smash game currently) you need a copy of SSB Brawl, a 2gb SD Card, and the hackless edition PM files.

    Hopefully that helps. If you have any other questions I can try my best to answer them tomorrow.
u/Igglyboo · 7 pointsr/smashbros

Spend 5 more dollars and buy this one

It's got a way better build quality, the new ones have a weird plasticky feel to them and the triggers suck.

u/Cool_John · 7 pointsr/smashbros

You can get new white controllers on Amazon. They cost about USD $30 but the price fluctuates based on supply and demand.


u/hiddenmoose · 6 pointsr/Gamecube

This is what I bought. Its an official GameCube controller for $29 with free shipping brand new in the box. Works for all regions although it is Japanese

u/midamidamida · 6 pointsr/smashbros

always use first party controllers! they can endure the most wear & tear damage, especially from a game like melee (also less input lag, like you mentioned with the third party controller)

these controllers are fan-favorites, and you can still buy them new! plus, the discount that's going on right now would be good to take advantage of if i were you

u/BOOMTimebomb · 6 pointsr/smashbros

This is a great controller

u/somephotographs · 6 pointsr/wii

Wii is great! Like you said, it's already established with a big library of Wii games. In addition to that, you've got the library of GameCube games at your disposal as well. Grab a couple of GCN controllers and go apeshit have fun :)

u/Kinths · 6 pointsr/smashbros

Haven't you been able to import new official GC controllers via amazon for a while, or am I missing something?

Did they ever stop manufacturing them?

If there is a difference and people are looking for originals then head to ebay. They are still fairly cheap but I suspect the price will skyrocket when Smash Wii U hits.

u/hothraka · 6 pointsr/smashbros

I'd imagine it'll be the same as the ones they're currently selling on Amazon(here). I got one of these and it does feel a little bit different, at least in the joystick(Feels a bit more rigid and solid) but overall it still feels great. It also has a longer cable. Would recommend. I'm actually glad we're getting the black controllers since I already have a white one.

u/BombTicker · 6 pointsr/smashbros

you can get an adapter online I believe mayflash makes one, also you can get the new white controller for like 36$ on amazon. Let me find you the links one sec... that is the controller and is the adapter. Also why the fuck does the url for that last link say B00BS lol its like someone is fucking with us! hahaha. But a tilt is just when you SLIGHTLY move your control stick up, down or forward and press A and you will do a tilt attack that is weak and is great for comboing/juggling for most characters. You can do it with your wiimote + nunchuck itll just be bad. Also play Project M as it has melee physics since if you have a wii U u probs wont be playing melee anytime soon so you can get good without having the game.

u/RashAttack · 6 pointsr/smashbros

Item | Cost
Gamecube Controller|$28
Mayflash Adapter|$22
Dolphin version 4.0-652|Free
Brawl NTSC ISO File|Make sure you own Brawl before downloading this!
Project M Homebrew Full Set|Free
Project M 3.01 Full ISO builder|Free
Instructions to get it working|Free
Total Cost|$50

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/smashbros
u/i_Dont_Even_Lift · 5 pointsr/smashbros

for OFFICIAL Nintendo ones Amazon is $35, Playasia is $50

It was $50 on Amazon just a few months ago, it's been dropping slowly, hopefully it will go down to $30

u/goatlink · 5 pointsr/smashbros or wait for the new black ones to come out with the release of smash 4 for wii u

u/moleman_dgaf · 5 pointsr/smashbros

Get an official controller ($30) and a Mayflash adapter ($13).

You'll have a much better quality controller that lasts longer, and you can use it on both PC and console.

u/Smellyhobo101 · 5 pointsr/Games

There are no xbox 360 adapters for Wii, but there are Gamecube to USB adapters for PC. The best one IMO is the raphnet adapter. A bit more popular is the mayflash adapter, but I've heard those are not as accurate as raphnet. Mayflash also uses drivers which some people have issues with. If you need a controller the official white controllers are on sale at the moment.

u/cyan386 · 5 pointsr/nintendo
u/sboles66 · 4 pointsr/smashbros




Note the latter isn't being released until the wii u version releases, and the latter is also availble with the Bundle

u/spinjump · 4 pointsr/smashbros

While you can play melee online with Dolphin, it can be a little laggy unless you are playing someone really close to you geographically. Smash is a game where 1 frame (1/60th of a second) can make all the difference in what happens. If you plan on playing the game competitively, then playing on a console with a CRT is the only way to go. (HDTVs have input lag, often greater than 1/60th of a second and can therefore cause you to get used to bad timings)

Also, you'll definitely want a 1st party gamecube controller, and amazon has brand new white ones for pretty cheap (relatively speaking) here. Unfortunately, colors other than white have been out of production for a long time, so finding one in good condition is a bit harder/more expensive.

u/SyncOne · 4 pointsr/smashbros

The White Nintendo ones are ~$28 right now.

u/CEtro569 · 4 pointsr/SSBM

This post belongs in the DDT.

Almost any Gamecube controller will do you fine. The older ones (platinum, indego, etc.) are renowned for being the "best" but at low to high level play it won't really matter. Newer ones will take a while to break in the sticks as they'll be a little stiffer and will have a lot more rebound, but practicing enough should iron out that pretty quick (moonwalks are recommended). The newer ones have different triggers though, and they tend to get stuck every now and then. If you're willing to, sanding down and lubing them a little will make them fantastic controllers for competitive play. This is the one I use and I hear many people say it's one of the best, it's a lot more expensive then the Smash edition ones but they come with a longer cord, I'd still probably recommend the Smash one's though.

u/Psycho_Ghost · 3 pointsr/SSBPM

Have I got a [website] ( for you to look at! ;)

But seriously, welcome to the community! :D I would recommend investing in an official Gamecube controller as they control amazingly and are much more durable than third-party controllers.

u/TheLegendaryyFool · 3 pointsr/smashbros

A bit more expensive, but here

u/yerffej · 3 pointsr/smashbros

I got mine from Amazon, didn't realize the cord was long until it arrived. No complaints though.

Edit: Here ya go

u/SplashAttack129 · 3 pointsr/nintendo

Right here, $28 a pop. Used my friends, its legit.

u/EyebeeLurkin · 3 pointsr/SSBPM
u/zekkas · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Dear M2K, Amazon can handle all of your controller needs. Borrowing isn't necessary.

u/thezander8 · 3 pointsr/smashbros

We're playing a game with discs that costs $180 where the best controller costs $90 and you're worried about costs?

CRTs, Gamecubes, controllers, memory cards, and discs are just going to keep going up in price until the community can't grow anymore. A Melee port sucks in the short term but is very necessary in the long run.

u/Im_French · 3 pointsr/SSBM

Yeah they're made by nintendo and they're like the 2nd gen or something after the indigo controllers and made exactly the same, also it's the ones the majority of top players use iirc and they're known to be better than the smash 4 ones, still it's kind of a lottery and you could get one with shitty backdashes that never breaks in or something, you can never be 100% sure you'll get a perfect controller out of the box but the white japanese ones are your best bet.

Those are the ones:
Only found the smash 4 ones on US amazon for some reason :/, Dunno if you can still order those through canada

u/SailorMercurySSB · 3 pointsr/SSBPM

I use one of these:

Basically they're the white japan-exclusive gamecube controllers manufactured during the wii's lifespan (hence their being white) but before smash 4's release.

The price for a new one has shot up a ton since the smash-branded GCCs came out (presumably because they're no longer manufactured?), but imo these feel way better than the sm4sh ones, both build quality and responsiveness-wise. Word on the street is (according to DJ Nintendo) they're also some of the best for shield dropping? At least in melee, where shield dropping also happens to be a lot tighter than in PM - not sure if this is a factor for you or not.

Regardless, if you're able to drop the cash on one I'd say it's definitely worth it and they're definitely top-notch.

The only downside is that they can in fact suffer from the "sticky trigger" syndrome, which is when pressing the triggers from a sharp downward angle/at the lower corner of the buttons will make them have a lot more resistance when sliding down, the "solution" to which is to just press them straight on instead (lol). That is, if you're hitting the triggers fairly normally, it likely won't even be a thing you'd notice - but it does exist.

u/Szalkow · 3 pointsr/nintendo

>I wan't a brand new official GCN controller. Only have 2 clones.

Why wait?

u/CosmikHippo · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Do NOT go off brand. First party controllers are the way to go for Gamecube. If you are a competitive gamer and want the most useful, best quality controller get one of these: The extra long cord is a life saver.

If you are just looking for run of the mill Gamecube controller, I would still just go with Amazon.

u/thegigglepuss · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

The only reliable gamecube controllers I've found are the official nintendo controllers.
It's expensive, but they last the longest and feel the best

u/pooch182 · 3 pointsr/smashbros

First party controllers are the only route you should be taking. For the memory card, you're probably fine. This is a great buy, and it'll last you well past the time 3 or 4 of the knock offs would last you.

u/dydtaylor · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Amazon typically has them for a pretty reasonable price, $28 right now, but not everyone likes the White ones because of preference issues (although a lot of fast, technical pros like Dr. PP use them).

You can also try Ebay if you want, as they typically have more expensive, rarer controllers. (They also have the club nintendo controllers, panasonic grey, clear controllers, etc. you just have to look and be willing to spend extra money)

u/Sages · 3 pointsr/smashbros

The Official White one from Amazon, is the one I purchased and it works great.

But do note, that a new GC Controller will be released when Smash Bros. Wii U is released. (Rumored to be in November) The new Smash 4 in Black will also be $30.00

u/DitzKrieg · 3 pointsr/SSBPM
u/bboyjrad · 2 pointsr/SSBM

Why buy the original controller with shipping for $39.98, when you can buy the white Japanese controller with shipping for $37.56! Btw, the white one's cable is 9.8ft long rather than 6.5ft.

u/kingcobra69 · 2 pointsr/smashbros
u/canwegoback · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Bought it here:

It's not generic. It's also brand new and was shipped in Nintendo branded container.

u/ScootrNova · 2 pointsr/smashbros

$46.80 at the time of this writing, brand new, shipped via prime (free 2 day shipping), has a longer cord than the originals

u/_awoh · 2 pointsr/smashbros


Note: You will need a fairly good computer to run SSBM or SSBB on your computer unless you play on a tiny window size with no audio.

Things needed:

Dolphin Emulator:

This is the emulator you will use to run SSBB and SSBM. Just download the latest version and install it

Controller: Official GC controller and the GC to compter USB adapter

The controller is a bit expensive, but going for a non-official controller is just awful. You can also use an xbox controller, but since you're playing SSB it won't be optimal.

ISOs: I am pretty sure I'm not allowed to link them, but in order to actually play the game you need to search for the "Super Smash Brothers Melee ISO" or "Super Smash Brothers Brawl ISO" and download the ISO for the one(s) you want.

After you have all these components, you can almost start playing:

  • Plug in your GC controller to your computer via your Mayflash adapter

  • Open the Dolphin emulator

  • Click the "GCPad" button on the top grey bar you see. It has a GC controller icon

  • Click the dropdown arrow under "Device" and select your GC controller. If it's not detected, hit the "Refresh" button beside the arrow or start over from step 1 mentioned above. If it still can't be detected, ask on Google. For me, the GC controller is called "SDL/0/USB GamePad" but it might be different for you (I don't actually know if it will be different. Never asked anyone else).

  • After configuring your controller, click the "Browse" button on the same grey bar. It is the 3rd icon and looks like a series of black bars. Search for the folder(s) your ISO(s) and select the folder(s). Now the game(s) should come up on the main menu of the Dolphin Emulator. If they don't, hit refresh or try selecting the correct folder again.

  • Finally, double click the game you want to play and enjoy!
u/BreezyFalcon · 2 pointsr/smashbros
u/cooldanman22 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

The new official GameCube controllers are decently cheap, and they have the older white controllers for even less, which are basically the same except without the smash logo.

u/ExplodingFalcon · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I would suggest getting a Wii. Not all models are backwards-compatible so make sure you get on that is. Here is a list of different Wii models, though I'm not sure if it'll help. Which game you want to play is completely up to you. Having a Wii gives you access to all of the games except 3DS/Wii U. I can't say for sure that this is the best option since I have no experience with emulating.

You probably want to use a Gamecube controller. A good controller either has "Nintendo Gamecube" written on it or has the Smash 4 logo on it. If you can find them in a local game or electronics store, great. If not I'd suggest amazon.

Hope this helps.

u/RidiculousNicholas55 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Yeah it was this controller

u/samnitmar · 2 pointsr/smashbros

This'll probably be your best bet, unless you're willing to drop some serious dough for a custom controller.

u/Kirby747 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Buy one of these. or get a used gamecube controller for cheaper if you don't need a 100% new one.

u/RammyZs · 2 pointsr/nintendo

You should really consider getting some GameCube controllers and games for some good local multiplayer. Most of them are a lot more competitive than the more family-oriented Wii games.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! offers better co-op and competitive play than Mario Kart Wii.

Super Mario Strikers is crazy fun if you are willing to spend some extra time to get a good grasp on its mechanics. (I wouldn't recommend Mario Strikers Charged)

The N64 Mario Party games (Which are available at the Wii Shop Channel) are famous for being the best by many, though I have never played them myself. GameCube controllers can be used to play the game.

Good quality GameCube controllers might set you back quite a few bucks since their supply is declining. The best I could find online is here

u/sphinnxx · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Mayflash seems to be the preferred brand. I just ordered one today.

Official GC Controller Can't beat the original.

u/JeddHampton · 2 pointsr/gaming

I've got two (the other two were stolen). I have noticed that the sticks are more loose on them than my other controllers. I'm going to wrack it up to use.

If anyone is looking for new GCN controllers I would suggest the official ones that are still brand new.

u/Faemn · 2 pointsr/smashbros

For controllers I recommend this one link It has a nice white finish, a long cable and its official. Last batch ever produced.

u/kratosgranola · 2 pointsr/smashbros

3rd party ain't worth it bro. Brand new white controllers with 10ft cords are being sold on Amazon for 30.90, I would definitely recommend getting one unless you want to wait until sm4sh comes out and Nintendo starts selling new ones for 25-30 bucks anyway. Oh, and check garage sales and local retro gaming stores, some will have Nintendo brand controllers for as little as 10 bucks used. But seriously, don't waste your money on third party controllers, they have inferior hardware and break down easily.

u/deep40000 · 2 pointsr/wiiu
u/_wytOut · 1 pointr/smashbros

Here, here, or here.

u/WobblingFaggot · 1 pointr/SSBM

According to Typo aka the controller god, get the japanese white controllers. If you're buying it used, make sure to order it from japan because it is almost brand new. I got it and im pretty happy


u/assholetriceratops · 1 pointr/smashbros

Noticed that the amazon listing for the Smash GC Controller has changed to "currently unavailable" so would imagine things aren't looking the best in that regard

Found THIS though, fulfilled by amazon and is pretty much all 5 star reviews.

u/InfinityCollision · 1 pointr/smashbros

Doesn't get any better without going used/NOS.

u/LinksDarkArrows · 1 pointr/smashbros

New first party Gamecube controllers usually are expensive on Amazon as you said, but I think you'll be pleasantly surprised if you take a look right now.

High rating sellers with sales fulfilled by Amazon at lowest prices you'll probably find.

u/SkaSC2 · 1 pointr/reactiongifs

This official Nintendo controller is only 34 dollars and the cord is super long. I have one myself, it feels so nice to have a brand spanking new official GameCube controller.

u/PuffTheMagicDragon92 · 1 pointr/smashbros

This is the legit controller off of amazon that I just got delivered to me yesterday and I love it

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/smashbros


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u/dmckean44 · 1 pointr/AlienwareAlpha

As far as controllers go I think most people would be better off buying one of these three adapters:

and real Nintendo branded Gamecube controllers like these:

The reason I recommend this is because the latest development builds of Dolphin have native controller support built in. This means you can just setup the adapter to work with Dolphin and then plug in your Gamecube controllers and you're ready to go with no additional setup. The controllers auto calibrate just like on a real console and you can even unplug controllers and plug them back in during gameplay and everything will still work. It's works really awesome.

u/-oOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo- · 1 pointr/SSBPM

Seems like it's possible:

Also, the mayflash gamecube controller adapter works really well if you decide that you'd like to switch to a gamecube conch.

Gamecube controller with a 10' long cord(which is awesome!):

Just giving you the GC links if you feel like using one. People will hate on the classic controllers, but use whatever.

I actually prefer the CC for somethings.

u/SOUP_TO_GO · 1 pointr/Gamecube (this front supports smashboards) (this front is just the retailer)

i think they ship worldwide... these babies were manufactured for use on a wii, and ar the same build as the og controllers with a longer cable and plainer finish.

u/Yrale · 1 pointr/SSBM
u/iRelicym · 1 pointr/SSBM

Expensive? Yes. Is it worth the price? Every fucking penny dude.

u/Fuctal · 1 pointr/smashbros

I bought that exact white sm4sh controller months ago and I returned it because the controller's texture felt weird on my hands. I think they used a different paint finish than this controller.

I think the sm4sh controller has more of a grainy texture than a glossy, smooth texture that the OG white's have.

Have you noticed this too?

u/Physicist_Gamer · 1 pointr/gaming

Why not buy a legit gamecube controller? Seems worth it for the collection.

Here, here, or here.

That being said, nice collection. Been a while since I have seen one of the original Xbox controllers.

u/ckilgannon · 1 pointr/DIY

You got her a gamestop controller? You must really hate her. Those things break after like, 2 days of use, and barely work in the first place. You can get new classic gamecube controllers on amazon.

u/alexmachina · 1 pointr/smashbros

Yeah, the price difference is astounding.

$50 x 7 players = $350 dlls for 8-player smash (Didn't count the price of the gamepad, since IMO it's basically a big Pro Controller).


$30 x 8 + $20 = $260 for 8-player smash. (Assuming you buy brand new GC controllers, which is rarely the case, I think).

That's my case, at least. My friends and I hate playing with the Wiimotes, so Pro Controllers would be the way to go. As is, I have 1 faux Pro Controller, 1 gamepad, 4 Wiimotes, and a ton of GC controllers I can't use :(

u/Zalozis · 1 pointr/smashbros

To be more specific, it's the Official Nintendo GC controller made during the Wii era, correct? This one

Because if it is, that one is made pretty much exactly the same as the new Smash controllers.

u/Biduleman · 1 pointr/smashbros

Why not order them from Amazon?

u/bryan00798 · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Thanks for pointing that out, I couldn't find a smash bros one for less than $70 on ebay. I was really looking for this one though

u/MuonManLaserJab · 1 pointr/SSBPM

> Am i ready for a tourney yet?

Yes, definitely. I'm not saying you'll win, but you should definitely go. They're fun, you'll get to play even after you're eliminated, and it's totally different from playing CPUs -- or even from playing humans outside of competition. Do you get a lot of play against humans?

Also, regarding your joystick:

PS: I would have told you to go ahead to a tournament even if you were much, much worse.

u/DinsFire64 · 1 pointr/santashelpers

No problem!

Just for reference here is a basic guide on Smashboards about painting. Also be sure to pick up the new white controller here. This should fulfill him nicely when Smash 4 comes out at the end of November.

u/FailingItUp · 1 pointr/SSBPM

You'll get what you pay for when it comes to gamecube controllers. I recently purchased the White controller and it's everything I hoped it could be. In a few months the limited edition Smash 4 controller will be available as well.

u/GrowlsMcChips · 1 pointr/smashbros

UK Amazon Link :

Price: £24.91 (which converts to $39.00)

u/rustinhieber42 · 1 pointr/SSBM

I'm probably just echoing what everyone else said, but here we go.

Fox is technically the best character in the game, but I wouldn't recommend him for a beginner personally. The tier list assumes that all players play as perfectly as possible, and the things that make Fox good require you to press a lot of buttons very quickly at very specific timings, which is more difficult for newer players. To find out which character (I'd recommend just one to start) you want to main, I'd recommend watching some professionals play matches and see if any of them catch your eye. The easiest characters for beginners to pick up are probably Marth or Sheik, but the most important thing by FAR is to main the character YOU want to main. If you want to main Fox, do it! If you find that you really have your heart set on Kirby, don't let anyone stop you! Hell, I'm from Minnesota, and our 3rd ranked player is a Kirby main. You have to play with whoever YOU find the most fun to play with, otherwise practicing won't be fun, and you'll never get anywhere.

Oh, and get a gamecube controller. Get a gamecube controller. Get a gamecube controller. They're practically designed for Smash Bros, and they're the only controllers you'll be able to use in tournaments if you decide to go to any in the future. Don't get a cheap knock-off either, they're not nearly as good and they break easily. Get this one, or a different color of this one. It's by far the best for a beginner. If you happen to get really into Melee, you might want to get one of the older editions of the GC controllers, as they're considered to be slightly better, but they're way more expensive. If you're using Dolphin, you'll also need an adapter. It might be a little annoying to get set up, but Dolphin Emulator's site has troubleshooting for every possible issue.

Welcome to the community!

TL;DR Play whoever you want but I'd personally recommend not Fox for a beginner, Marth or Sheik would be "easiest". Get a real GC controller and an adapter to use on Dolphin.

u/desktop_ninja · 1 pointr/gaming
u/flozzi · 1 pointr/smashbros

the envy controllers are just these, with paint jobs. nothing too special. You're paying for a quality paint job, because most people wouldn't know how to get the paint to set properly. Most home-made customs I've used felt sticky, or the paint comes off where the player holds the controller most. There are definitely tutorials online to paint plastic the right way, but that requires some artistic ability.

u/ironfixxxer · 1 pointr/wii

I picked up this to play Gamecube games on my Wii. It's got a longer cord than the original Gamecube controllers and is the Japanese version but will work on any Wii / Gamecube.

Also don't forget to get a memory card! Can't use the Wii's memory to save the Gamecube games.

u/PolarBearITS · 1 pointr/smashbros

Before sm4sh came out, the original white japanese controllers would go for about $30, and they're actually the best gamecube controllers you can buy (I have one and can attest to this), but now they go for up to $65, so get that one if you're willing to shell out some money, but want the best possible controller.

u/Imkyu · 1 pointr/SSBM

Okay man thanks a lot! one last question tho, what about this controller ? It's really expensive, I was wondering if the quality is different, or if the one you've linked me is durable in comparison to this one.

u/BanetheKira · 1 pointr/smashbros
u/MoreMarMar · 1 pointr/RivalsOfAether

Hello, I just bought RoA and I've got the same results as this using the Mayflash adapter and this controller, but when I'm on any character select screen (versus mode, practice mode, etc..), the cursor slowly moves up automatically. Yet, when I use THIS controller, everything is perfectly fine. This leads me to believe the problem is with that first specific controller. Any thoughts or comments? I could keep using the black one, but I want to use the white one perfectly as well.

u/Novelty_Frog · 1 pointr/patientgamers

This one in particular. 1st party and the cord is longer (10ft > 6ft). Generic controllers will be ok for the most part. My friend had a few he bought off of eBay and the only difference I could tell was lack of Nintendo logos on front and back of controller, and the L and R triggers were a bit sharp. Buttons were a tad stiff but they were manageable for Mario Party. Of course, your experience will vary depending on your luck.

u/SpryEconomist · 1 pointr/UCSantaBarbara

I'm doing the same as you; started playing melee two weeks ago.

Got it when it was still $28, too bad it's risen so much.

u/Exastick · 1 pointr/smashbros

Since the adapter thing's been gone over, I'll talk about the controllers.

You basically have 3 choices with Gamecube controllers. You can either get a used one online via Craigslist or eBay or whatever (somewhat less reliable due to unknown wear on the controller, etc.), get a unofficial Gamecube controller (these will come in at around 8ish dollars on the lower side, and around 15ish dollars on the higher side, but they're all the same quality - crappy and really only good for super casual play, aka having friends that just fool around and come over once in a while).

The best option is obviously to get new official Nintendo Gamecube controllers, but they're quite a bit pricier. Nintendo Japan still makes white ones (and they have a longer cable than the older controllers we have too!) but they come pricey, at about 40 - 50 dollars since they have to come from Japan. Here is a link of the Amazon product, although I've definitely seen the price drop before. Either that or I was really tired, but yeah.

Other than those options I haven't really found any better ones, so good luck in your searching!

u/patrickpf · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Alot of people have the same motives as you. Smash Melee is increasing in popularity and people are starting to get interested. Some competitive players own multiple controllers. Brand new controllers do still exist, and are around $30 on Amazon.

u/Dissessence · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

it is in the description as has been said. But you can order these straight form the source now a days if you want an official one

u/freezybreez · 1 pointr/smashbros

Most controllers under 30 aren't legit, all under 20 are definitely not legit. You can see in the picture that there's no Nintendo logo above the Start button unlike these legit ones. In fact I have something like that and the buttons are all crap, ABXY stick sometimes and L/R are too loose.

u/MilkManEX · 1 pointr/SSBPM

Only way I know of to get one. They're awesome, too. Updated hardware and a 10 foot cord.


Don't buy any of the used controllers from that page. Only the MEDIAHOUSE Akira seller is guaranteed to offer the new white controllers.

u/ChaosrageEX · 1 pointr/SSBPM

Amazon, ebay, playasia.

This is probably the best one you can get - $40

u/Oddyesy · 1 pointr/smashbros

Now would be a good time. The [Official White Controller] ( is going for
$27 right now, and it's great. I myself can't get it yet because I'm poor, but my friend's feels awesome. It also comes with a longer cord. It looks pretty cool, too.

u/oSo_Squiggly · 1 pointr/smashbros

My Wii itself cost me 60$ and is probably the most expensive piece. You can buy new GC controllers for under 30$ on amazon, you could probably find much cheaper used ones. I'm not really sure about the game. The SD cards are probably about 5$ although seem to vary alot from 1-10$.

I think $60 is a pretty low estimate, about 100$ seems more realistic but most of the items prices vary alot from place to place so it may be possible. Also alot of people are recommending a Gamecube to play melee. This option would be cheaper but if you want to play melee you can buy a wii and melee so you have the option to switch between PM and melee. Also if you don't have a CRT TV i would recommend getting one but they can usually be found free.

u/spinxfd · 1 pointr/OSU

If you wanna spend a little extra money, these are the real deal.

u/Saxophoneoftime · 1 pointr/smashbros

You can always get this GC controller in the mean time, they're official and newly produced..

u/SirPsychoMantis · 1 pointr/SF4

My recommendation would be that Amazon sells new GC controllers.

My old ones all went to shit after too much use as well.

u/lukel1127 · 1 pointr/smashbros


You need a GC controller too, which you can get here

u/BabyEatingFox · 0 pointsr/smashbros

You're probably better off salvaging the part from another controller.

Edit: heres an official controller. Wow I never noticed how expensive these things are.

u/zgh5002 · 0 pointsr/gaming

I could do this and I wouldn't. Those Amiibos are such a waste, could have funded more games. Early reports are saying these new Gamecube controllers are poorer in quality than the originals, which you can still buy brand new for the same price, less if you look around further.

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u/Z-Ninja · 0 pointsr/wiiu

>I wish I was able to charge the gamepad using the system itself.

3rd party option or this

> hooking up a sensor bar and trying to use that on the plane is a bit.. untenable

Hold B while starting up the Wii U, you will go straight to Wii mode without needing to select anything using a wii mote, then the gamepad has a built in sensor bar (around the camera), so you can use motion controls with just the gamepad - no sensor bar required. You can also order a classic controller pro, wii classic controller, mayflash adapter with a gamecube controller, or a knock off - all of which plug directly in to a Wii mote, but let you play with a more standard control option.

>I can't wait for this (if it's still true)! I'd love playing Mario Kart 8 with my wife when we're without a TV.

Just get 2 other controllers and switch the gamepad to display the race instead of the race/map/horn/items etc. then it's just a tiny TV

u/MrStudkip · -1 pointsr/SSBPM

Usually not. It's in your best interest to get a new one of off amazon

u/Xrmy · -11 pointsr/smashbros

These have been around for